Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
-- Tennessee Williams
Last week of January 2016
What went down:
Not my birthday but my mother's whom I'm lucky enough to still have on this earth to enjoy. Her 77th, a feat when considering how youthful she is. All of which has me focused on the moment and realizing each day is a gift. Not just hers to me but mine to her. I owe it to her to put my best foot forward. To be my best self. To embrace fully the time we have now. Which forced me to examine some things and put a few affairs in order. I set clear goals for the rest of the year and drafted a vision board. I also joined the gym. Again. This time I plan to keep going. Life may be a series of moments but we can try our best to capture them.
Reflections Friday has returned from hiatus. It is a weekly exercise in gratitude and recognition.
Southern Spotlight: Raleigh
Hard to do in this country. There's much to see and we're free to wander. One Southern city worth any traveler's list is Raleigh. The capital of North Carolina in Wake County makes up one-third of the Research Triangle rounded out by Durham and Chapel Hill. But make no mistake, it boasts its own vibrant scene and deserves its own accolades. Enjoy these pictures from a recent weekend trip and get busy planning yours.
VisitRaleigh is the official tourism arm for the city. There you will find an abundance of information to assist you in making plans. To grab a quote from them, "If Raleigh isn't on your bucket list, it should be." I agree.
Stephen Colbert and Chris Boone Music as seen on a street sign in Avondale. And while you may not find Stephen roaming the hood this weekend, there's a good chance you'll see Chris when the musician (and former classmate of mine) entertains the crowd at Craft Conundrum on Saturday. Catch him if you can. Show starts 7pm January 16th.
Craft Conundrum is located at 630 Skylark Dr in Charleston, SC, and boasts the largest selections of beers on tap in Charleston. Unable to make Saturday's show? You'll have another chance to see Chris Boone perform on Saturday, January 30th. Admission is free.